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1 World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, WDC-RSAT Michael Bittner Folie 1

2 WDC-RSAT Mission Provide a portal for free and simplified access to atmosphere related satellite based data, information products and services for Science, Administration, Industries WDC-RSAT therefore acts along all evolution levels of the value adding chain Level 0 Level 1 Level 2 Data assimilation Level 3 Level 4 raw data intensities footprints synoptic distributions analysis Satellite Data Models Value Added Products Folie 2

3 Folie 3 Proposal made to ICSU Evaluation by DFG ICSU WDC-Status German Cluster of WDCs for Earth System Research NDMC WMO WDC-Status Platform for AC - CEOS Portal WDC-RSAT History Atmospheric User Center, AUC Primarily level 1-2 WDC-RSAT Expansion to level 4+ Advisory Committee Contact to WMO WMO Contact to ACC GAW

4 WDC-RSAT Portfolio Categories of data archived atmospheric trace gases, aerosols, and temperatures cloud parameters land and sea surface parameters spectroscopic data Categories of data services provided Convention Monitoring Renewable Energies Air Quality Health Hazard Early Detection Validation Folie 4

5 WDC-RSAT Structure 5

6 WDC-RSAT within GEOSS WDC-RSAT already serves the GEOSS Social Benefit areas Climate, Health, Energy, Disasters WDC-RSAT already is a WDC under the auspices of ICSU WDC-RSAT serves as foundation of the new CEOS ACC Portal responding to the GEO work plan Cooperation between NASA and DLR Folie 6

7 WDC-RSAT operates the CEOS Atmospheric Composition Portal (ACP) in cooperation with NASA The Atmospheric Composition Constellation (ACC) and the Workgroup for Information Systems and Services (WGISS) within the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) is developing a portal to support interoperability among the atmospheric composition research and applications communities Cooperation of NASA and DLR to advance the portal (LoA) New joint CEOS-WGISS activity under CEOS task (AR-09-02b ACC Portal ) to respond to GEO plan Folie 7

8 WDC-RSAT operates the CEOS Atmospheric Composition Portal (ACP) ACP activities in cooperation with NASA and University of Washington Folie 8

9 WDC-RSAT activities w.r.t. GAW-Aerosol (1/2) goal for WMO-GAW aerosols: standardized overview of existing satellite aerosol datasets Support easy overview with harmonized information at one place Using standard template per product linking to dataset + information Minimal pre-conditions to participate Continental / annual dataset online Online information on algorithm, product, validation status Agreement by PI to collaborate Current status Templates filled in / iteration with PIs almost completed Folie 9

10 WDC-RSAT activities w.r.t. GAW-Aerosol (2/2) Aerosol instrument /algorithm AVHRR dual channel product AVHRR single channel Alpine AVHRR and MSG product GASP (geostationary) product TOMS/OMI aerosol indeces GOME/SCIAMACHY UV OMI multi-spectral product SYNAER (ENVISAT) product MODIS collection 5 and deep blue MISR products CALIPSO lidar products MERIS product AATSR product AATSR product GlobAerosol AATSR / SEVIRI product POLDER/PARASOL products IASI product Organisation NASA NOAA Uni Bern NOAA NASA KNMI KNMI DLR NASA NASA NASA Univ Bremen FMI Univ Swansea RAL LOA LMD Folie 10

11 WDC-RSAT activities w.r.t. GAW-Ozone Support IGACO UV/O3 implementation plan (develop an integrated atmospheric observations system) take part in WMO UV/O3 SAG working group conduct assimilation experiments to evaluate station data evaluate the potential of synergistic assimilation of multiple instruments, e.g. ground-based and satellite data Support implementation of WDC-RSAT strategic plan (develop WDC-RSAT towards WMO data center) Improve access to level 1-2 data by at least providing links and more detailed meta data Evaluate selected data products by validation and data assimilation (level 3-4) Folie 11

12 WDC-RSAT activities w.r.t. GAW-NRT help in implementation of GAW strategic plan (strengthen capabilities to predict climate, weather and air quality ) take part in WMO s Expert Team for Near-Real-Time Chemical Data Transfer (ET-NRT CDT). support submission and processing of NRT data via WIS prepare paper to demonstrate NRT potential for AQ forecasts define and devise pilot projects to prove the NRT concept Saharan sand-dust storm event MACC regional air quality forecasts AirNow NRT application demonstrator Folie 13

13 UFS Data Analysis Center (UFS-DAZ) / GAW-WIGOS-Pilot Project WDC-RSAT serves the Bavarian Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus (UFS) (GAW Global Station) on the mountain Zugspitze with all aspects related to data management and enhanced data services UFS-DAZ Provides UFS scientists a quick, comfortable, tailored and secured access to UFS measurements offers comfortable access to satellite based and non-satellite based data (e.g. from ground-based networks such as NDMC etc.), value added data and information (e.g. atmospheric dynamics activity or global ozone distribution), services (e.g. air quality forecasts), atmospheric models (e.g. trajectory models or 3D-Chemistry Transport Models) and user specific data analysis tools (e.g. Web Mapping Tools). Folie 14

14 UFS Data Analysis Center (UFS-DAZ) presentation facilities scientific workplace value added data, information products and services analysis tools models satellite data ground based data (NDMC ) UFS measurements This concept is expandable in future to include more observatories and types of observations in the sense of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Folie 15

15 WDC-RSAT activities w.r.t. Validation / QS Quantification of the miss-match error in temperature mainly based on ECMWF ERA-40 data Integration of the MISMATCH- Tool into the UFS-DAZ as a new user service (e.g. validation campaign planning / scheduling) Satellite and reference measurement do not exactly match in time and space The variability of the atmosphere leads to differences between the measurements Folie 16

16 WDC-RSAT activities w.r.t. Validation / QS Folie 17

17 WDC-RSAT activities w.r.t. NDMC Network for the Detection of Mesopause Change (NDMC) Global network including currently 48 ground-based measurement sites worldwide monitoring the airglow emission layer in km height Coordination: DLR, in Cooperation with UFS and CONICET, Argentina Folie 18

18 Announcement of CEOS-ICSU-WMO WDC-RSAT Symposium, 2011 DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen The symposium will bring together the data providers and users with the objective of (1) visualising available resources (data, information, data processing services etc.), (2) increasing their exposure to potential users and soliciting feedback for improvements and increased cooperation, and (3) developing the WDC-RSAT into a one-stop shop with the ultimate goal of becoming a fully operational community node in the GEOSS architecture. Folie 21

19 CEOS-ICSU-WMO WDC-RSAT Symposium, early 2011 The two day symposium will be structured in plenary sessions with invited overview presentations and submitted topical talks allowing amble time for discussions and individual workshops with moderators and rapporteurs. A list of potential joint activities for consideration by the workshop will be prepared during the symposium. where appropriate, the workshop participants will evaluate how each task contributes to overall GEOSS objectives. The symposium responds to the contemporary challenges that all World Data Centers face through the participation of major stake holders, Data Providers, Data Centers, Data Archives, as well as Service Providers and the User Community at large. Folie 22

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